Cosmetic products, which are high consumption products, are the outcome of an industrial sector with diversified know-how, particularly in the supply of raw materials.

Today, the Seqens group has a strong expertise in the development and manufacture of specialty ingredients for various cosmetic applications such as small synthetic molecules and polymers :

  • Functionalized polymers: acrylics, siloxanes, PEG, polyamides, PLGA, etc.
  • Active ingredients: anti-microbial, anti-aging, moisturizers, skin protection, UV filters, etc.
  • Functional ingredients: preservatives, emollients, emulsifiers, texturizers, etc.

Seqens group’s R&D centers are a true technological platform with more than 100 scientists at the service of process innovation and of its customers.

With its experience in multi-step synthesis, the group brings all its know-how, among others, in esterification, hydrogenation and Friedel-Crafts reactions, the chemistry of heterocycles (thiophene, furan, etc.) and fatty acid chlorides (saturated or unsaturated chain), as well as organometallic and enzymatic catalysts (through synergies with the subsidiary Protéus, specialized in biotechnologies).

Natural Active Care Ingredients

Our offer

  • Proprietary botanical actives (innovations platforms = exposome/longevity/glyco-intelligence)
  • Custom plant extracts (titrated and inspirational) & complexes

Know-how & tools

  • Sourcing (Nagoya, Ecocert, Cosmos)
  • Sustainability (responsible sourcing)
  • Extraction (solid/liquid or liquid/liquid)
  • Separation (enzyme assisted process)

Functional Care Ingredients

Our Offer

  • Non traditional preservatives: preservation booster (ChemoxyCare®)
  • Essentials : bicarbonate & salicylic derviatives

Know-how & tools

  • Eco-friendly ingredients (natural alternatives)
  • Pharma grade
  • Paraben free
  • China compliant & Cosmos approved

Synthetic Active Care Ingredients

Our Offer

Know-how & tools

  • Polymerization
  • Esterification
  • Friedel & Craft reaction
  • Halogenation
  • Oxidation
  • Hydrogenation
  • Biocatalysis

BOTANICAL EXTRACTS

Seqens cosmetics offers a wide array of tailor-made botanical ingredients thanks to expertise in botanical and biotech extractions along with best-in-class project management skills, agility and flexibility. Our expertise in enzymatic extraction and purification enables Seqens to develop ingredients with controlled traceability, best-in-class quality and analytical profiling, together with substantiated efficacy.

Custom manufacturing

  • Custom actives
  • Cocreatation of botanical ingredients.
  • Exclusive extracts

Our locations

Address PCAS, 70 Allée Graham Bell
30000 Nîmes
Phone +33 4 66 70 64 64
Market Pharmaceutical, Specialty Ingredients & Cosmetics
Email seqensrdnimesinfo@seqens.com
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Surface: 1, 000 m²

Lab surface: 500 m²

Capacities:

  • 1 kilo-lab in fermentation (80 L total capacity)
  • Robotic platform for highthroughput screening (HTS)
  • Analytical platform for chromatography (GC, GC-MS, U-HPLC)

Flagship technologies: 

  • Protein engineering
  • Microbiology aerobic & anaerobic
  • Syngas fermentation
  • Enzymes & strains fermentation
  • Biochemistry
  • Biocatalysis
  • Design of experiments (DoE)
  • Data mining

Number of scientists: 19

EcoVadis CSR Rating: Silver Certification

 

Address PCAS, ZI de Limay 2, 8 Rue de Rouen
78440 Porcheville
Phone +33 1 34 79 57 00
Market Pharmaceutical, Specialty Ingredients & Cosmetics
Email ContactSeqensPCV@seqens.com
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Surface: 40, 000 m²

Lab surface: 2, 000 m²

Capabilities:

  • 6 kilo-labs
  • 2 cGMP pilot plants with 11 multipurpose reactors from 100 L to 2, 800 L (total capacity of 12 m³)
  • Temperature range: -15/+150°C  (hastelloy reactor: -80/+200°C)
  • 3 finishing rooms (agitated filter dryers, filters, dryers, milling and sieving equipments)

Flagship technologies:

  • Crystallization expertise and technologiesd(salt, co-crystal and polymorph screenings, process development)
  • Process Safety expertise and tecnologies
  • Flow chemistry for fine chemicals
  • Potent API process development
  • Genotoxic Impurities
  • Issue Management
  • Generic A.P.I Solid state expertise

Last inspection: ANSM  October 2018

Certification: GMP

Number of scientists: 110

Other: Ecosystem Pharma with integrated services

Address Novacyl, Plateforme Chimique, Rue Gaston Monmousseau, CS 50032, Lieu-dit le Roussillon
38556 Roussillon
Business Line Salicylic acid & methyl salicylate
Market Pharmaceutical Synthesis
Email info.EDS@seqens.com
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Capabilities:

  • 20 kt Salicylic ACid
  • 6 kt Methyl Salicilate

Last inspections:

  • ANSM, February 2018
  • FDA, June 2016
  • ISO, March 2018

Certifications:

Address ID Bio, ESTER Technopole, 6 allée Skylab
87068 Limoges
Business Line Active, Functional & Services
Phone +33 5 55 35 05 35
Market Cosmetics
Email info.cosmetics@seqens.com
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Surface: 2, 000 m²

Lab surface: 70 m²

Capabilities: 4, 570 L of cosmetics reactors (80 L to 1 400 L)

Flagship technologies: Botanical extraction

Certifications: 

  • ISO 9001
  • ISO 14001
  • ECOCERT/COSMOS

Number of scientists: 3

EcoVadis CSR Rating: Gold Certification 

Address Novacarb, 34, rue Gilbert Bize – B.P. 20015, La Madeleine
54410 Laneuveville-devant-Nancy
Business Line Sodium bicarbonate & Soda Ash
Phone +33 3 83 18 44 45
Market Specialty Ingredients
Email info.MS@seqens.com
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Last inspection: ANSM 2017

Certifications: 

  • ISO 9001
  • ISO 14001
  • ISO 50001
  • OHSAS 18001
  • Halal & Kosher
  • Excipact
  • FCA
  • EcoVadis CSR Rating: Gold Certification

Feed Chain Alliance (FCA)

Address Chemoxy, Road 11 CF Fertilizer Process Park
TS23 1PY Billingham
Business Line Solvent Recovery
Phone +44 1642 248555
Market Cosmetic / Custom Manufacturing / Solvent Revovery / Own products
Email info.CS@seqens.com
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Surface: 42, 000 m²

Capabilities:

  • 3 reaction vessels (316 L and Duplex 2205) of 25-35 m³ capacity with associated distillation columns of 6-30 plates
  • Glass lined reaction vessel (14 m³)

Flagship technologies:

 Primary Reactions

  • Esterification
  • Etherification
  • Epoxidation
  • Methylation/Methyl chloride capping
  • Quaternisation
  • Transeterification.

Secondary reactions

  • Acetal formation
  • Acetylation
  • Aldol condensation,
  • Alkylation
  • Diels-Alder
  • Hydrolysis
  • Isomerisation
  • Oxidation
  • Polymerisation

Solvent Recovery

  • Alcohols,
  • Amines
  • Aromatic solvents
  • Esters
  • Glycols
  • Ketones
  • Organic acids

Certifications:

Address Chemoxy, All Saints Refinery, Cargo Fleet Road, Cleveland,
TS3 6AF Middlesbrough
Business Line Cosmetic / Custom Manufacturing / Solvent Revovery / Own products
Phone +44 1642 248555
Market Specialty Ingredients
Email info.CS@seqens.com
More information

Surface: 68, 000 m²

Capabilities:

  • 48 plate distillation column
  • 18 plate distillation column
  • 4 reaction vessels (316 L and Duplex 2205) of 25-30m³ capacity with distillation columns attached (6-30 plates)

Flagship technologies:

 Primary Reactions

  • Esterification
  • Etherification
  • Epoxidation
  • Methylation/Methyl chloride capping
  • Quaternisation
  • Transesterification.

Secondary reactions

  • Acetal formation
  • Acetylation
  • Aldol condensation,
  • Alkylation
  • Diels-Alder
  • Hydrolysis
  • Isomerisation
  • Oxidation
  • Polymerisation

Solvent Recovery

  • Alcohols,
  • Amines
  • Aromatic solvents
  • Esters
  • Glycols
  • Ketones
  • Organic acids

Certifications: 

Address PCAS, Route de Lassay
61410 Couterne
Business Line Lubbricant Additives, Fine Chemicals
Phone +33 2 33 37 50 20
Market Specialty Ingredients
Email info.AS@seqens.com
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Surface: 120, 000 m²

 

Capabilities: 190 m³ of ISO 9001 reactors and kilo-lab

Flagship technologies: Most standard organic synthesis reactions (large volumes)

Certifications: